Castleburn offers visitors a piece of tranquility at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg mountains. With majestic mountain peaks as the resort’s beautiful backdrop, it is well equipped to answer the needs of every guest: cosy, thatched chalets and apartments are a haven for relaxing with family, while the resort itself is a delight for outdoor enthusiasts.

Sports lovers in particular will relish the opportunities presented by the 22 ha Lake Madingofani. The area itself has plenty to keep visitors busy, from local arts and crafts to a cheesery. Alternatively, pack your passport and explore the Sani Pass.

The resort offers a fully licensed bar and an á la carte restaurant which is open for lunch. Additional facilities include a pool table, table tennis, child safe trampoline, outdoor chess, darts, mini golf, games room, small library and a jungle gym. Excellent trout fishing. Fishing tackle is available on rent at reception (fly fishing tackle only may be used). Please remember to bring warm clothing during the Winter months.

1br/4 max (2 Priv/4 Max)
2br/6 max (2 Priv/6 Max)
3br/6 max (3 Priv/6 Max)

Your booking is strictly not transferrable for commercial gain and should you use your booking for such purposes, your booking will be cancelled.

Resorts are required to check booking confirmation and proof of Identity upon check in.

South Africans need a passport to drive the full Sani Pass route even if they have no intentions of travelling into Lesotho (the pass is still within the boundaries of South Africa).

It is advisable to stock up at the Spar in Underberg prior to check-in at the resort.

No pets are allowed.

Castleburn has a membership to the Glengary Golf Club where guests can play golf as members. Ask for a membership card at reception. A deposit is required.

Unit numbers 42, 43, 50 and 51 are classified as 2/06 units however the units can sleep 8 people. The unit layout consists of a main bedroom with a double bed, a second room with twin beds and then an open plan loft area with 4 single beds.

There is a R60-00 amenities upkeep levy per chalet per week.


Resort is situated in the mountains and not suitable the walking impaired

All apartments are accessible by stairs from the parking area

Resort is not for the walking impaired. A paraplegic toilet and ramp have been installed at the Club house.

** Please note: Sleeper couches are only suitable for small children under the age of 12 **

Braai facility (Barbeque) (Weber)

Catering (Full)

Cleaning Services


Linen : in winter the linen is changed to winter linen and guests are welcomed to take their own sheets

DSTV – hotel package. Guests are welcomed to take own decoder and smart card.



Safe Deposit Box

Shower – In bath




Tumble Dryer (Paid laundry service)

Washing machine (Paid laundry service)

Fishing (Trout)

Horse riding



Swimming pool (not heated)


Tennis Court (Floodlit)

Medical Fac. (26km – Underberg)

Nearest Spar (26km – Underberg)

Nearest Town (30km – Underberg)

From Johannesburg:
Take the N3 highway towards Durban. Pass the first Howick turn off (Midmar Dam area). Take the R617 off ramp towards Howick/Underberg. Follow the signs towards Bulwer. Travel through Bulwer and Underberg. 4kms after Underberg take the Drakensberg Gardens turn off to your right. Travel 23km along this road. Castleburn is on your left.
Castleburn is 7 hours from Johannesburg.

From Durban:
Take the N3 highway to Pietermaritzburg. Travel past Pietermaritzburg and then take the Underberg/Southern Drakensburg (R61 7) off ramp. Travel through Bulwer and Underberg. 4km after Underberg take the Drakensberg Gardens Resorts turnoff to your right. Travel 23km along this road. Castleburn is on your left. Castleburn is 3 hours from Durban.

Check-In Time: 

Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 10:00

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